The holidays are a magical time with excitement, magic, and good cheer to be had. The Carlsbad resorts are no exception and are situated at the perfect place to enjoy some relaxation beachfront side while being close to so many attractions and events to attend.
San Diego Safari Park
In Escondido, 20 minutes from Carlsbad resorts is the San Diego Zoo Safari Park. Celebrate the “Wild Holidays” winter wonderland at the park until 8 pm. Music, Light shows, Santa and Mrs. Claus, and more. Saturdays and Sundays throughout December and a few extra days at the end of the month. Discover herds of animals roaming field habitats on a unique adventure.
Enjoy the Garden of Lights
Take a stroll through the San Diego Botanic Garden and enjoy their botanic wonderland. There is fun for the whole family from a holiday musical light show, poinsettia display, a snow mound for sledding, food trucks, crafts, and more. There are 125,000 sparkling lights illuminating the gardens.
Carlsbad Village Makers Market
Just steps away from the Carlsbad resorts is downtown Carlsbad Village. Home to shops, restaurants, galleries, and boutiques on Saturday, December 7th, they are hosting a crafter’s showcase. 50 local and regional artists will highlight their talents in the open-air market. Take a stroll through the booths while enjoying live music and food. The event is free to attend.
Liberty Station Menorah Lighting
On Sunday, December 22nd join in at historical Liberty Station for the annual Hanukkah and Menorah Lighting. They will fill the evening with music and other holiday traditions near the Rady’s Children Ice Rink. Enjoy ice skating and hot chocolate after the lighting for a fun family-friendly evening.
Shopping and Magic
Anyone up for some magic and shopping? The Westfield UTC is transforming into a winter wonderland in the evening with lights, carolers, Santa, children crafts, and a storybook reading by a winter fairy. For ice skaters, skate with Santa from 7:45 to 8:45 pm at the ice rink. Spend the day holiday shopping, have dinner and then stay for the winter magic on Saturday, December 7th.
Is Santa Scuba Diving?
He is at the Birch Aquarium in the month of December. If you and your family are thinking about seeing marine life, you also will see Scuba Santa. Learn from Santa and his elves about kelp, leopard sharks, fish, and eels during the Scuba Santa Kelp show. The show runs all December long; however, December 26-30th Santa will be resting and it will only be his elves diving. Birch Aquarium is located in La Jolla, which is about 30 minutes from Carlsbad resorts.
Winery Holiday Events
At Bernardo Winery for an entire week, it is a holiday party. The winery will be celebrating an old-fashioned Christmas with holiday shopping, carolers, carriage rides, music, coffee shop and restaurant will be open. Not to mention wine tasting in the tasting room and the outdoor wine bar. Therefore, perfect for everyone.
La Fleurs Winery every Thursday Night and Sunday afternoon is hosting Paint & Wine in the Barrel Room. Each session has an amazing holiday theme this month, Blur Mitts, Written in the Stars, or Moonlight Vignette, you will be enjoying wine and creating.
Carlsbad Resorts is in the Heart of Many Celebrations
Carlsbad resorts are conveniently located near so many wonderful holiday traditions, celebrations, and shopping events. It is no wonder that it is a popular tourist spot complete with ocean views and mild temperatures. The perfect place to vacation this holiday season.